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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Quatermass » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:00 am

I have to admit, I consider opera to be highly overrated. Okay, I thought that for a long time, but last year, I saw part of an opera with English subtitles, and I thought, "Oh dear sweet non-existent God, Terry Pratchett was right about opera when he wrote Maskerade!"

Seriously, it's drama blown out of proportion with singing. No wonder they call soap operas soap operas. Because take away the singing and music, and what do you have from both? Much ado about nothing, really.
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:30 am

Usually I enjoy the music and don't think about the lyrics. This is why I don't feel any urge to visit an opera house. I like operatic singing in general, which is why I like bands like Therion and to a lesser extent Nightwish (and some others). :D
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:57 am

Oh I'm rarely interested in what's going on or being sung - it's the sound of the voice as an instrument combined with the orchestra. I actually don't much like opera sung in English because I find listening to the words a distraction from the sound of the voice. :)
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby KingCarrot » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:03 pm



I adore this song.
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:22 pm

what am I listening to? One of the most awesome things i've ever heard :lol:

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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:41 pm

I like The Mars Volta :) . I have an earlier cd of theirs called, Amputechture.
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:47 pm

What you think of this cover by Australian band, The Cat Empire?

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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:51 pm

Listening to a preview track of an occasional client of mine,who finally has her new album out :

Loved to hear about how Boef(Dutch for Rascal/Villain) :
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has the habit of happily singing along when she's vocalising at home. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:56 pm

I did not like it at all it was barely recognizable, there again I don't speak French.
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:59 pm

I love classical music but I don't listen to alot of Opera either. I do have Carmina Burana on cd though & I think some of it is so breathtakingly beautiful it lifts my spirit when I listen to it.

Great music all. Keep it coming.

Btw ChristianBecker, a three horse drawn chariot at a live music show? How wonderful! Germans know how to have a good time.
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:00 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I did not like it at all it was barely recognizable, there again I don't speak French.


Ah well, ;) . I like it alot.
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:02 am

Too reggie for me. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:15 am

Reggie Mantle?

Ha!

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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:23 am

No Reggie Reggae, But some fruits I would not eat, and it would be a boring World if we all liked the same thing. ;)
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Re: What are you listening to 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:28 am

Wise words.
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